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Representations of Elephants

I found this image of an elephant, drawn by someone who'd never seen one on a 17th century map in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Elephant as drawn by someone who has never seen one

It reminded me of the old story about the blind men and the elephant

Japanese Elephants

When I visited Japan in March 2007, I spotted a number of other representations of elephants.

  • White Elephant:
    White Elephant

  • Elephant on Temple:
    Elephant on Temple

  • Elephant on Roof:
    Elephant on Roof

  • Elephant on Roof:
    Elephant on Roof

  • Wire Elephant, Tokyo Park:
    Wire Elephant, Tokyo Park

  • Store sign Elephant, Kyoto:
    An elephant

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